Well, it sure sounds like it’s time for Victoria Fuller to publicly walk things back a bit, don’t ya think?!
The current contestant on pilot Pete Weber‘s ongoing season of The Bachelor came under fire earlier this year after it came to light that she previously took part in a photoshoot wearing a T-shirt with the phrase “White Lives Matter.” As that was revealed, she was ripped apart on social media and elsewhere for her controversial stance — but now, she’s ready to apologize.
The 26-year-old reality TV newcomer — who, BTW, is one of pilot Pete’s final four women left on the show right now — took to Instagram to make her public apology this time around. Writing a special message to followers and the media using one of her IG Stories, the Virginia native wrote (below):
“I would like to sincerely apologize for my involvement with We Love Marlins. My intention was only to support an endangered species. I want to say that I unequivocally reject the beliefs of the white lives matter movement or any propaganda that supports racism of any kind. I would like to specifically apologize to people of color that are affected by racism daily. It was never my intention to add fuel to the racial fire in this country. This has truly been an educational moment for me and I hope to be a voice against racism moving forward. I hope I can be shown grace as I navigate through this process.”
Of course, her initial apparent support lost her a Cosmopolitan cover as part of winning one of the show’s challenges in Costa Rica, and it also gave the reality TV show quite the black eye. But Pete stuck by her for the time and, well, here we are. Is the public apology going to be enough?
OK, but what about hometown dates?
Don’t read past here if you don’t want potential show spoilers, y’all… just warning you to STOP NOW if you don’t want this season’s final four spoiled!
Hey, so, remember this post we wrote up a couple days ago? Yeah, that was about Victoria, too.
So it would appear that this coming week, she’s going to get exposed again with some MAJOR bad publicity for her alleged home-wrecking ways, or something. Should be fun to watch Pete, Chris Harrison, and the rest of the Bachelor team do some more damage control on this one, too. Yikes…
What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Was Victoria’s apology good enough here? Or too little, too late?? Sound OFF with your take on the whole matter in the comments (below)!!!
[Image via Victoria Fuller/Instagram]
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